A MAN from Carnforth has died following a fatal collision in Lancaster.

The incident occurred at around 10am on Sunday (September 17) on Caton Road, when a Volkswagen Scirocco collided with a lamp post.

The driver, 56-year-old Alan Roper, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but passed away a short time later.


At this point police believe he may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel.

Lancashire Police are appealing for information. Sergeant Andy Walton, of the Roads Policing Unit, said: "Mr Roper sadly lost his life, and first and foremost our thoughts are with his family and friends. We send them our deepest condolences at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are now investigating the cause of the collision and would like to speak to anybody with information that could help with our enquiries. If you saw what happened we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 487 of September 17.